There are many bonuses in using positioning equipment at events. Beyond safety aspect, as trackers do provide a far more safer sign-out / sign-in process, and beyond post race analysis work for both sailors and coaches, tracking is also a great tool for media, communication, and animation purposes.
Since the registration process started, YC Gaeta organisers did succeeded in getting an agreement with an electronic tracking provider, and all competitors will be asked to embark such equipment, as mentioned in NoR 19.2.
In this way, every member of the F18 community worldwide will be given the opportunity to spot the races, and to get live mark roundings and courses finish. Further to this, a maxi screen will be displayed on the boat park, so that family, friends and fans unable to go on the water can follow the racing.
Everyone can understand this will impact the initial budget. Following, organisers and Executive Committee agreed to raise entry fees by 17,50 euros from 8th March and beyond, Early Bird fee remaining at 250 euros… So hurry up would you still want to benefit from this cheapest way to enter 2020 Worlds!